Lingnan Host Family Scheme
The Lingnan Host Family Scheme was launched in 2008. Staff members are invited to volunteer to be host families of non-local undergraduate students to render care and support, facilitate students’ adaptation and enrich their learning experiences. The host families help students to build up a stronger sense of belonging towards the University, acquire a deeper understanding of local culture and integrate into the life on campus as well as in Hong Kong. On the other hand, hosting a non-local student will be a very rewarding experience for staff member volunteers, who have the chance to understand different cultures and share wonderful memories with their hostees.
Details of the Scheme
|All Lingnan staff members are welcome to participate in the scheme to be host families
|Role of Host Family
|The role of host families is to support and facilitate the new non-local student’s adaptation in Hong Kong. The host families are suggested to arrange at least one to two gatherings/ activities for the new non-local students each term such as lunch/ dinner gatherings, family gatherings, sports, outdoor activities, etc.
|Duration of the Scheme
|The 2023/24 Academic Year (September 2023 to May 2024)
|Remarks on Accommodation
|This scheme is a non-residential scheme. Host families are NOT required to provide accommodation for the non-local students. Students will reside in student hostels.
|OSA will organise various activities and events throughout the year to foster a sense of community and belonging among our host families and students.
|OSA will match the students and host families according to their preferences. Every host family will take care of one to two new non-local students. The matching result will be announced via e-mail in late August 2023.
- Host Family
Interested staff members please fill in the online Host Family Enrolment Form
Deadline for Application: 13 July 2023 (Thursday)
New non-local students will receive an e-mail invitation in mid-July 2023
Highlights of the Lingnan Host Family Scheme 2022/23
Office of Student Affairs
Mr Gordon Ho (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org /Tel: (852) 2616 7312)